Dove Olivia Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman) was born in Seattle, Washington on January 15, 1996 to Philip Alan Hosterman and Bonnie Wallace. Not far from birth, her father gave her the nickname “Dove” and it has stuck ever since, becoming her professional name.
She grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington. When she was a child, she attended Sakai Intermediate School. When she was eight, she began to act in the local community theater Bainbridge Performing Arts. At the age of twelve, in 2008, she landed the lead role, Mary, in the local production of “The Secret Garden”, after doing a few other shows for them, including “The Wizard of Oz” and Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”. When Dove was fourteen, she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue acting professionally. She attended Burbank High School and sang lead in their National Championship Show Choir.
Since 2013, Dove has starred in the dual lead role of Liv and Maddie in the Disney Channel original series that revolves around two sixteen year old twins, one that has most recently moved from L.A. after starring in her own television show SING IT LOUD! while the other stayed in their home state and became a small town basketball sensation. Previews of the series began showing on July 19, 2013 and the show made it’s world premiere on September 15, 2013. The pilot episode gained 5.8, which was the most-watched in Total Viewers in two and a half years – since November 7, 2010 (Shake It Up!). In the episode Twin-A-Rooney, Liv shows Maddie a clip from the Sing It Loud! finale in which Liv’s character sings a cover of “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons. A full version of the song was recorded by Cameron and was released by Disney as a single on August 27, 2013. Cameron has also starred in Disney Channel’s original movie, “Cloud 9” which was produced by Disney darling alumni, Ashley Tisdale. She starred alongside Luke Benward as Kayla Morgan, the popular girl who lost everything in a second when she was dumped from her all-star snowboarding team just before competition. Dove has also appeared in two episodes of “Shameless” as Holly Herkmier, “The Mentalist” as Charlotte Jane, “Malibu County” as Sienna, and the unsold Disney series pilot, “Bits and Pieces” as Alanna. Cameron has also just recently finished filming her debut non-Disney movie “Barely Lethal” playing Liz Larson, alongside big names like Jessica Alba and Hailee Steinfeld. The movie is said to be released of Fall 2014. Dove has also nabbed the role of “Mal” in Disney Channel’s original movie, “Descendants” that is directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) and is in post-production.
Cameron wears a gold locket around her neck that reads her first name on the front and her life motto – “Love & Light” on the back. She says its a gift from her father and eventually gave her best friend Veronica (who also appears in her first music video “Better in Stereo” for Liv & Maddie’s theme song) as of how meaningful their friendship was. After a few months of filming her television show Liv & Maddie, Dove met her now long-time boyfriend Ryan McCartan. She clarified their relationships growth to MTV, saying: ”It was one of those classic Hollywood stories where, you know, there was just a lot of natural chemistry and it took us maybe four or five months into the show to really realize that there was more there than just a little bit of a flirtation. He’s definitely one of the best parts about my life. I love him.” Dove also carries around a stuffed teddy bear that she has grown attached to since her childhood named Stanley.
About the Name
Meaning & History
From the English word for the variety of bird.
USAGE: English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
PRONOUNCED: ə-LIV-ee-ə (English), o-LEE-vee-ah (German)
Meaning & History
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning “olive”. In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.
The name has been used in the English-speaking world since the 18th century, though it did not become overly popular until the last half of the 20th century. Its rise in popularity in America was precipitated by a character on the 1970s television series ‘The Waltons’.
Meaning & History
Means “crooked nose” from Gaelic cam “crooked” and sròn “nose”.
Dove loves coffee.
Dove loves grapes.
Dove is only 5’2″ in height.
Dove’s birth name is Chloe Celeste Hosterman.
Dove has a cat named Fern.
Dove’s favorite season is autumn.
Dove’s best friend is named Veronica.
Dove has an older sister named Claire Hosterman.
Dove’s favorite Disneyland ride is Space Mountain.
Dove’s father passed away when she was fifteen.
Dove’s favorite song is “Moonlight Serenade” by Glenn Miller.
Dove loves fashion, personalizing clothing items, and sewing.
Dove is dating on-screen boyfriend Ryan McCartan in real life.
Dove is a huge fan of the BBC show Doctor Who and slips references into her own show.
Dove’s favorite book is a collection of Edgar Allan Poe poetry given to her by her grandfather.
Dove is a fan of the FX show American Horror Story and has dreams to one day star on the show.
Dove cut and dyed her own hair when she was 12, aiming for a Zooey Deschanel look, but ended up with “a German school boy’s look, 70s sort of look”.
2015 – Descendants – Mal – Pre-Production
2014 – Barely Lethal – Liz Larson – Film
2014 - Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw – Herself – (Episode: “Dove Cameron & Joey Bragg”)
2014 – Cloud 9 – Kayla Morgan – TV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)
2013 – Liv and Maddie – Liv Rooney / Maddie Rooney (Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series)
2013 – Malibu Country – Sienna (Episode: “Push Comes to Shove”)
2012 – The Mentalist – Charlotte Anne Jane (Episode: “Devil’s Cherry”)
2012 – Shameless – Holly Herkimer (Episodes: “A Beautiful Mess” & “Father’s Day”)
2013 – Shake It Up’s I <3 Dance
“Future Sounds Like Us”
2013 – Disney’s Holidays Unwrapped
“Let It Snow”
2014 – Cloud 9 Original TV Movie Soundtrack
“Cloud 9 (feat. Luke Bneward)”
2014 – Disney Channel’s Play It Loud
“Cloud 9 (feat. Luke Bneward)”
“Better In Stereo”
“On Top of the World”
2013 – “Better In Stereo”
2013 – “On Top of the World”
Fan Mail Address
Abrams Artists Agency L.A.
9200 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Dove’s Official Website: www.dovecameron.com
Dove’s Twitter: @DoveCameron
Dove’s Instagram: @DoveCameron
Dove’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/DoveOliviaCameron
Dove’s Tumblr: Dovelyy
Dove’s Youtube: DoveOliviaCameron
Dove’s Vine: Dove Cameron